Geraldine Doyle

Geraldine Doyle

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Geraldine Hoff Doyle (July 31, 1924 - December 26, 2010) was the real-life model for the World War II era "We Can Do It" posters, an embodiment of the iconic World War II character Rosie the Riveter. Geraldine Hoff was born in Inkster, Michigan. Her father Cornelious was an electrical contractor who died of pneumonia when she was 10 years old. Her mother, Augusta, was a composer stricken with scoliosis. After graduating from high school in Ann Arbor, in 1942 Geraldine found work as a metal presser in the American Broach & Machine Co. of Ann Arbor, Michigan.(As men started enlisting and being drafted into military service for World War II, women began to support the war effort by taking on roles, including factory work, that were formerly considered "male only.")show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135905724
  • 9786135905724